Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart!
The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every... Read more
We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.
For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int... Read more
Eventually, most people who walk for fitness will reach the point when walking alone no longer challenges them or helps them see results. If that sounds like you, then Nordic walking may be just what you need. First used as a summer training method b... Read more
There's little I love more than a good run or high-energy kickboxing class where you leave completely covered and dripping with sweat. There's something about being drenched that signals—to me—that I've had a really good worko... Read more
When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Trying on last years clothes today, everything to tight. Not having been on the scale for some time, I was shocked to see 250 lbs this morning! My highest ever! Got to do something about this! Winter was brutal in Ohio and I wasn't as active and... Read more
When I try to watch a video from the pop down Articles & Videos .....Fitness section I get this ad that starts named Workout Music Service and it plays for 3000 seconds before I can watch the video.
Please tell me if there is a way for me to t... Read more
Ok, so I have been back to my workout routine (3-4 days of a mix of cardio and strength) for 2 months, with the past couple weeks more like 5-6 days per week. Eating mostly clean and scale showing slow loss, but my clothes tighter. Anyone else?... Read more
I actually prefer youtube vids, because they are a no brainer. Just switch on the computer and follow along till the vid ends. Don't even have to bother counting, because it's done for you.
I recently bought a workout book. What I don't like abo... Read more
Short bursts of exercise count! Start with 15, 30, or 1 min of jumping jacks 3-4 times a day. Once you can do one interval without dying, go to the next! Seems like child's play, but it's a great high intensity workout.... Read more
My gym offers a class based on just doing plyometrics; short/high intensity intervals of running, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lounges...you name it. For 50 minutes our heart rate is HIGH. Though it is a TOUGH workout and sometimes hard to keep... Read more
I believe that fitness should be fun, accessible and affordable. That's why I've created more than three dozen free online workout videos for SparkPeople. Lately, I've been branching out to create new workouts that you can buy on DVD at The SparkPeo... Read more
Does regular exercise help you burn more fat, even hours after your workout is over? Although a metabolism boost is touted as one of the benefits of physical activity, a new report says that exercisers won't burn more fat after a workout compared to... Read more
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